Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2018] All ER (D) 16 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2017] EWCA Civ 2164
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Sir James Munby P, Arden and Singh LJJ

Representation Alison Ball QC and Hassan Khan (instructed by Dawson Cornwell) for the appellant father.
  Peter Buckley (instructed by Steinbergs Solicitors) for the respondent mother.
  Frances Heaton QC and Jane Walker (instructed by Alfred Newton Solicitors) for the children's guardian.
  Karon Monaghan QC and Sarah Hannett (instructed by Baker & McKenzie LLP) filed written submissions on behalf of the first intervener Stonewall Equality Limited.
  Jane Rayson and Andrew Powell (instructed by A City Law Firm) filed written submissions on behalf of the second intervener Keshet Diversity UK.
Judgment Dates: 20 December 2017


Family proceedings - Orders in family proceedings - Contact orders

The Case

Family proceedings Orders in family proceedings. The appellant transgender father's appeal against a refusal for direct contact with his five children who belonged to the Charedi Jewish community would be allowed and remitted for reconsideration. The Court of Appeal, Civil Divisions found that the judge had failed to test his factual conclusion against family law principles.

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